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Spring 2019 Broadside Reading Series: Part 2
May 16, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
May 16, 2019 6:30pm
The Center’s Broadside Reading Series produces 12 limited-edition letterpress-printed broadsides each year, featuring the works from poets of various backgrounds and writing styles.
This evening’s reading will feature Poets: Brian Teare & Monica Youn, and Resident Artists Kevin Umaña, Kathleen Ma.
Our Spring 2019 series is organized by Stephen Motika.
Brian Teare is the author of five critically acclaimed books, most recently Companion Grasses, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award, and The Empty Form Goes All the Way to Heaven. His sixth book, Doomstead Days, will be out from Nightboat Books in 2019. His honors include Lambda Literary and Publishing Triangle Awards, and fellowships from the NEA, the Pew Foundation, the American Antiquarian Society, the Headlands Center for the Arts, and the MacDowell Colony. An Associate Professor at Temple University, he lives in South Philadelphia, where he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.
Monica Youn is the author of Blackacre (Graywolf Press 2016), which won the William Carlos Williams Award of the Poetry Society of America. It was also shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kingsley Tufts Award, longlisted for the National Book Award, and named one of the best poetry books of 2016 by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and BuzzFeed. Her previous book Ignatz (Four Way Books 2010) was a finalist for the National Book Award. A 2018 Guggenheim Fellow and a member of the Racial Imaginary Institute, she teaches at Princeton and in the Columbia and NYU MFA Programs.
Kevin Umaña (b. 1989, Los Angeles, CA) received a B.F.A. from San Francisco State University with dual degrees in Printmaking and Surface Design. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and in 2018 completed a residency through the Sím Residency in Reykjavik, Iceland and Plop Residency in London, England. He’s collaborated with Condé Nast, Wired Magazine, London College of Music and Slowdown Studio and in 2017 created a permanent installation at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Currently, Umaña lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Kathleen Ma (b. 1996) works in a wide range of media, including photography, video, graphic design, writing, collage, and zine-making. Her work navigates humorously between corporate rhetorics, labor alienation, and emotional vulnerability. Her work has been shown in exhibitions and art book fairs in Boston, New York City, Beijing, and Princeton.
Support for the Center for Book Arts’ Visual Arts Programs is provided, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.